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Love in the Afternoon and Other Delights

By Penny Vincenzi

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A fabulous collection of short stories and essays by much loved and multi-million-copy bestselling author Penny Vincenzi

From her sweeping novels to her searing journalism, Penny Vincenzi has been writing all her life, and this is a collection of her work brought together in a single edition for the first time.

As well as ten stunning short stories, Penny also shares some of her thoughts on a huge range of subjects from love and relationships to work and families, and gives us a peek at the tantalising first chapter of her new novel, A KIND OF PROMISE - making LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON AND OTHER DELIGHTS a must-have for any Vincenzi fan.

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  • ISBN: 9780755399581
  • Publication date: 01 Aug 2013
  • Page count: 208
  • Imprint: Headline Review
[A] charming miscellany... brought to life with touching, Nora Ephron-like honesty — Daily Mail
Sparkling... just perfect for dipping into — Woman's Weekly
[A]s satisfying as her 800-page glitzy sagas — Daily Express

Praise for Penny Vincenzi:

'Like a glass of champagne: bubbly, moreish and you don't want it to end'

— Daily Express
Teeming with memorable characters, this is pure pleasure, Vincenzi-style — Woman & Home
Deliciously readable — Mail on Sunday
Mesmerising from start to finish — Evening Standard
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